Monument Primary School was granted the opportunity to host a watering table on the second leg of the prestigious Berg & Bush Mountain Bike three-day stage race that attracts riders from all over the country, even from as far as Holland, Brazil and other countries.
The theme ‘Circus Circus’ lived up to its name and beyond. The race organisers were absolutely blown away by the magnitude and level of the watering table set-up.
Soon after, the riders started to arrive in bundles and bundles.
The organisers and all the riders were in absolute awe of what was made available for them to enjoy.
Offerings such as freshly-made pancakes, freshly-popped popcorn, mini boerewors rolls, mini steak rolls, peanut butter for carbo loading, sodas, water, energy drinks, chocolates and sweets, and so much more, as well as a mini swimming pool for the over-heated riders to chill in and enjoy.
A bike valet system was set up, whereby each rider got their chains dusted off and lubed.
A lens cleanse station was also set up, while the riders were topping up their energy levels. The bikes stood waiting to be collected by the riders from Monument’s little clowns, who kept the bikes upright and ready to roll.
Comments of huge appreciation were literally received from all the riders. “Before we knew it, a couple of hours later, all the riders had flown by. ‘Circus Circus’ was a huge success and so much fun,” is the message from the school.
Congratulations to Marista Campher for organising this event and thanks must also go to all SGB members, parents and learners who assisted her to ensure that this fund-raising event was such a huge success.
All the hard work paid off as Monument, together with the Bergville Anglican Church, received the Best Water Table Award at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Great Trek event for 2018!